The victorious march of cosmetic oils across the beauty market began a few years ago, when all kinds of hair products began to appear one after the other, and in the last year and a half or two it has completely turned into some kind of madness: along with brands for which the use of oils was part of the DNA, multifunctional care products of various brands appeared on the shelves (it's harder to say who still doesn't have them). Our children most likely will never learn that once oils were used mainly for the body: now they save us from old age, perfectly wash off even the most persistent cosmetics and, paradoxically, help to cope with blackheads and oily sheen. Nevertheless, oil-based cleansers are still bypassed by many owners of oily skin. But in vain!
- Cleansing and detoxifying oil for the face The Cleansing Oil, La Mer
- Foaming oil for removing makeup Total Renew Oil, Biosource, Biotherm
- Cleansing cream with oil texture Crème-Huile Démaquillante, Clé de Peau Beauté
“Because oily skin produces a lot of oil, it is often assumed that additional lipids in the form of cosmetic oil are not needed. But this is far from always the case, - explains the national expert BiothermAlexey Mironenko. - The fact is that the composition of sebum oils changes in an unhealthy direction with excessive secretion. If we explain on the fingers, then on the surface of the skin there are a large number of microorganisms that feed on the lipids of sebum. When there is a lot of it, microorganisms receive a lot of food and begin to multiply actively. In the end, there are so many of them that they change the composition of sebum lipids: instead of "light and active" fatty acids, other, more "dense and lazy" ones appear, which close the pores. For the face, such a lipid layer is no longer a helper, but rather a "burden". The skin tries to fix it - it forms even more fresh sebum, which leads to even greater growth of microorganisms. The vicious circle is closed. " It is here that the hour of cosmetic oils comes, which, in turn,perfectly dissolve these unhealthy elements, and therefore have a positive effect on the skin. So oils are not contraindicated for owners of oily sheen and black dots, but rather useful.
- Cleansing oil for the face Perfect Cleansing Oil, Shiseido
- Oil for removing makeup and cleansing the skin of the face Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil, Kiehl's (available from November 25)
- Gel-oil for removing makeup Pro-Regulator, M-Сeutic, Thalgo
- Cleansing oil for washing Immortelle , L'Occitane
Moreover, cleansing the skin "to a squeak" will not achieve anything good. “Ideally, there should be a lipid layer on the face and various bacteria that live in symbiosis with us. Too aggressively cleansing and actively exfoliating your face, you erase the natural, protective hydrolipid layer of the skin, disrupt its microflora and make it easily vulnerable,”warns Alexey. Oily skin will try to compensate for aggression and will begin to form even more sebum. And on dry, such cleansing can provoke redness, flaking and accelerate the appearance of signs of aging.
Another argument against oils is their ability to clog pores. “Yes, they really can sin with this, but not all: oils have varying degrees of comedogenicity,” the expert explains. - The highest is at the pomace from wheat germ. However, this does not mean that it is harmful: this oil contains valuable omega-3 and 6 fatty acids for skin repair and is used for dry skin. " And to the delight of the owners of oily and problematic, there are a lot of non-comedogenic ones: for example, shea butter, sunflower, rosehip, castor and hemp butter - they should be looked for on the packaging.
- Oil for removing makeup Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil, Dior
- Cleansing oil Clean It Silky, Givenchy
- Oil for removing makeup Make-up Remover Cleansing Oil, Caudalie
- Cleansing gel for washing with Marula oil Gelée Fondante Démaquillante, Clarins
In addition, when it comes to makeup remover, you should completely forget about any worries - oils act on the face for a very short time. “Such products do not have time to interact with the skin - they work on the surface, binding with particles of decorative cosmetics and dissolving them. The oil is washed off the skin along with the makeup, without causing a feeling of dryness,”soothes Mironenko. In short, they do not work on your pores, but exclusively on eyeshadow, blush and foundation.>